Externally funded scholarships

External organisations offer scholarships for tertiary students throughout the year.

Before you view external scholarships available, please note:

  • the information we list about externally funded scholarships is at the request of the external organisations
  • we try to ensure these opportunities are legitimate but we do not endorse any of the organisations or information listed
  • you are responsible for making your own enquiries prior to submission of an application or contact with any external organisation
  • this list is updated monthly so please refer back on a regular basis
  • scholarships are listed in alphabetical order by name of the external organisation
  • more information is available by clicking on the name of the external organisation
  • links to other scholarship search sites are also listed below.
Name of Organisation / Scholarship Type of scholarship For study level Field(s) of study
Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia Research grant of up to $15,000 Postgraduate Undertake research specifically relevant to the education of girls at single-sex schools in Australia and/or New Zealand
AlphaCC Scholarships Digital Design Scholarship Various Design
Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Grants Program Research scholarships and grants Postgraduate, PhD Alzheimer's and dementia research
APPEA Financial from $3000 to $1000 depending on scholarship  various Engineering, upstream petroleum industry
Aqua Vista Glass Scholarship Physical Education Teaching Scholarship Undergraduate, Postgraduate Education
Arro Home Design Scholarship Industry experience and $500 of Arro Home products Various Design
Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia (ARSA) Travel Scholarships Travel grant for overseas Commonwealth student to study in Australia PhD and Masters by Research Various
ATA Scientific Young Scientist Award Financial ($500-$1000) Postgraduate or PhD Science (various)
Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing administered by Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Nursing & allied health scholarships Various
  • Aboriginal health work
  • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
  • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
Australian Council of Agricultural Societies & Coca-Cola Australian Agriculture Scholarship Various Agriculture
Australian Rotary Health Research Scholarship PhD For research into:
  • cancer
  • epidermolysis bullosa
  • epigenetics
  • gastroparesis
  • genomics and nutrigenomics and its effect on methylation
  • medical applications of graphene
  • melanoma
  • Parkinson's disease.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) Work Integrated Learning    
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust Financial assistance for veterans' children Undergraduate Various
Bayside Psychotherapy Scholarship (annual clinical experience learning program) $500 plus up to half-day mentorship and experience in the operation, management and provision of services in a clinical environment Various Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Allied Health
Bend + Mend Musculoskeletal Injury Management Scholarship $1000 gift voucher to Officeworks Australia Various Physiotherapy, Exercise Science/Physiology and Pilates
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Financial assistance for students from a rural or regional area Undergraduate (first year) Various
Bizify's Startup Future Scholarship Financial and assistance in starting and growing your business Bachelor, Masters Business, Accounting and Computer Science
Brosa Online Retailing Scholarship Financial ($1000) and business advice Various Marketing, Business, Digital Design, Computer Science or any internet business related field
Cambridge Australia Trust Study at University of Cambridge PhD, Coursework Masters Various
Cancer Council Victoria Summer vacation studentship, cancer research Undergraduate Relevant disciplines, see website for further information
CFA Program Awareness Scholarship CFA Program enrolment fee & reduction of exam registration fee Undergraduate Commerce (Applied Finance) course codes: BBCO, BBLC & LHLC only
Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders Financial ($15,000) Undergraduate, Postgraduate Various
Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust- see the Perkins Trust website Indigenous scholarships for study at either Cambridge or Oxford universities Indigenous Postgraduate Various
Compare TV Scholarships Digital Excellence Scholarship Various Digital Science
Cubic Promote 2015 Marketing Scholarship Financial ($2,000) and work experience Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Marketing, or E-Marketing Marketing & Business
Department of Justice & Regulation Scholarship Justice Health Koori Tertiary Scholarship Various Various
Department of Veterans' Affairs Long Tan Bursary Scheme Undergraduate, Postgraduate Various
East-West Centre Scholarships/Fellowships Study, Leadership Development & Scholarships Various Educational and Research activities
Expert Editor Financial Various Various
Fifty Acres Scholarships $500 for a student from regional or rural Australia & $500 for an Indigenous student Certificate, Diploma or Undergraduate Media or Communications
First Rate Car Loans 2015 Scholarship $1000 towards further education or business initiatives Various Business & Finance
Gowrie Scholarship Financial ($5000); preference given to past or present members of the Australian Armed Forces and their lineal descendants


Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship for women enrolled in universities in Victoria Various
Gumtree business scholarship Financial ($1,000 Officeworks voucher) Graduate and Postgraduate Business
Haka Tours New Zealand Marketing Various Various
The Henry Carus & Associates Visionary Scholarship Financial ($1,000) Various Law
HotelClub.com scholarship $1,000 toward tuition fees and textbooks Undergraduate, Postgraduate Tourism, Marketing, Business, IT, Graphic Design or any online business related field
Hotel.com.au Online Travel and Tourism Scholarship Financial ($1,200) Vocational, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Various
Indigenous Scholarships Indigenous Australian Scholarships Various Various
Infinity Technology Financial Bachelor or Masters IT and Commerce, Marketing and Business
International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine’s Future Leaders Financial ($2000) Undergraduate or graduate student Medicine or health related Degree/Diploma, see their website for list of accepted courses
The International Institute of Technology (IIT) High Achievers Scholarship Various Finance
LAC Lawyers Scholarships The LAC Scholarship for Tomorrow's Legal Professionals Various Law
Local Agent Finders Prize Academic Achievement, Financial - $2000  Various Various
The Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships Financial VCAL Various
Maisie Fawcett Scholarship One off grant Postgraduate Various
MEDIQ Financial Scholarship & International Internship Financial Accounting Various Accounting/Finance
Menulog Financial ($1500) and mentoring Undergraduate Marketing, Business, Digital Design, IT or any Internet business related field
Menzies Foundation Financial, up to $75000 Postgraduate, Graduates Engineering, Law 
Ministry of Education Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Scholarships (MOE APEC Scholarships) Undertaking research in Taiwan. Monthly research subsidy and reimbursement of airfares, see MOE website for award values. PhD or postdoctoral research fellow Various
Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute PhD Scholarship MND top-up grant PhD Motor Neurone Disease Research
Native Title Research Scholarship Research scholarship PhD and Masters by Research Various
Nurses Memorial Centre (NMC) Financial assistance to increase access to postgraduate study Postgraduate Nursing and midwifery
Optimising Online Marketing Scholarship Scholarship Various Business, IT, Marketing
Organics on a budget The Healthy Living Scholarship Various Health, Nutrition and Medicine
Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Scholarship and internship Completed Undergraduate Marine Biology, Science or Engineering
The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship for LGBTIQ students Various Various
Quantum Print Disability Scholarship & Award Program Print Disability Scholarship Various Various
RAAF Women's Association
Phone: 02 6251 1994
Education grants Any study level Family member was or is in RAAF
Roi.com.au Digital Marketing Scholarship Financial ($2,000) and career advice Various Marketing, Business or Information Technology
Schwarzman Scholars Program Fully funded, one-year Master’s Degree - Tsinghua University in Beijing Graduates Scholars can pursue concentrations in economics & business, public policy, and international studies.
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) Undergraduate (Entry-Level) Allied Health Scholarship Undergraduate, postgraduate, clinical placement scholarship Scholarship is discipline and course specific, please refer to SARRAH website
SMSF Property Investment Scholarship Financial ($1000) Various (you must be between 16 to 20 years old) Various
South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal students Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate Postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI Science Bursary for women Female postgraduate Postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
Sugar Research Institute Scholarship (SRIS) Financial (3 instalments of $2,500) and paid work placement Undergraduate (penultimate year) Engineering (chemical, mechanical and electrical), science or technical degree
Think Conveyancing IT professional scholarship Various, but not first year of tertiary education Software development, web development or online marketing
Think Conveyancing High Achievers scholarship Various Law
TourRadar Travel Scholarship Financial (USD$1,000), travel voucher and work experience Vocational, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Travel related
Tradingnav Traders Pathway Scholarship Financial Various, but not first year of study Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning
Upskilled Business & Marketing Analyst Scholarship Financial ($2,500) Undergraduate Marketing, Commerce, Finance or IT
Victoria University Sports Camp Sports Camp Scholarships Primary and Secondary Students Physical Education, Human Movement and Sports Coaching
Victoria University/Western Bulldogs VU/Western Bulldogs PhD scholarships PhD Sport, exercise and active living
Victorian Healthcare Association Financial (various, according to level of qualification) Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Oncology Allied Health
Vision Australia further education bursary Bursary for students who are blind or have low vision Certificate IV or higher Any field
Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships Travel grants for overseas study Undergraduate Language-Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish
Wimdu Scholarship Financial ($2,000) Undergraduate, Masters Business Administration, Travel or Tourism
Zado 2015 High Achievers Scholarship Program- value AU $2,000 to be used towards tuition expenses. Various Various

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